Construction has begun in Pikesville on Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Terrace -- the third Weinberg project in the area to provide low-cost housing for senior independent living.
Harkins Builders of Silver Spring announced it has signed a $6.2 million contract to construct the seven-story, 86-unit building at 1450 Bedford Ave., adjacent to the 84-unit Weinberg Gardens completed a year ago.
Both Weinberg Gardens and the 116-unit Weinberg House on Old Court Road have occupancy waiting lists.
The Baltimore-based Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation -- one of the largest private philanthropies in the nation -- has given $1.2 million for Weinberg Terrace, with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development providing a $6 million grant toward construction and operating subsidies.
Occupancy is limited under the federal program to people with ** incomes of less than 50 percent of the region's median.
Applications for residence will not be taken until the spring, according to the developer, Comprehensive Housing Assistance Inc.
The building's owner is Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Terrace Inc., an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.
It was designed by the Baltimore architectural firm of Kann and Associates.
Harkins, which has built more than 400 projects in the mid-Atlantic region since it incorporated 31 years ago, was the builder of Weinberg House and Weinberg Gardens.
Pub Date: 11/24/96